1. indicates sentence topicpronounced わ in modern Japanese
  • あの
  • いぬ
  • しっぽ
  • みじか短い
That dog has a short tail.
2. indicates contrast with another option (stated or unstated)
  • かぜ
  • たいしょく大食
  • ねつ
  • しょうしょく小食
Feed a cold and starve a fever.
3. adds emphasis
  • ぜったいに
  • やお早起き
  • しない
My mother never gets up early.
Wikipedia definition
4. Ha (kana)は, in hiragana, or ハ in katakana, is one of the Japanese kana, each of which represent one mora. Both represent [ha ha]. They are also used as a grammatical particle (including in the greeting konnichi wa) and serve as the topic marker of the sentence. は originates from 波 and ハ from 八. In the Sakhalin dialect of the Ainu language, the katakana ハ can be written as small ㇵ to represent a final h sound after an a sound (アㇵ ah).
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